Charming home on corner plot

By Judy Marriott

Published on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 14:02


Charming home on corner plot

The dining room at Cornerways, Recreation Ground Road, Newport. Picture by Laura Holme.


Location: Newport

Bedrooms: Four

Price: Guide £300,000

Agent: Watson Bull and Porter

Contact: 01983 822822

Gorgeous original stained-glass windows help set the tone at a beautifully refurbished home in one of Newport’s most sought-after spots.

Cornerways, in Recreation Ground Road, is the way to go if you are seeking smart family-sized space with lots of character and an array of amenities close by.

With the entrance to Victoria Recreation Ground across the road, the detached house is on a corner plot well screened by tall shrubs. It has a lovely exterior graced by stained glass and leaded-light windows.

The four-bedroom interior does not disappoint as it a comfortable and charming blend of both modern amenities and 1930s charm.

The owners of six years have sympathetically modernised it to a high standard while preserving and restoring original features. Great attention has been paid to detail right down to the art deco-style handles on downstairs interior doors.

Off-road parking for two cars fronts a garage with light and power and an attached shed positioned off Wilver Road.

A gate opens from here to the back garden, which gets the morning sun and has lawn sweeping along the side of the house to the pretty lawned front gardens bordered by lofty shrubs.

Bright spring flowers line a stone path to the covered entrance area with quarry-tiled flooring and an original front door with a stained glass panel.

The lovely entrance hall beyond has part-height wall panelling, a staircase with original oak newel posts and handrail and two beautiful side stained-glass windows casting pools of light onto the mellow oak flooring.

The inviting sitting room has picture rail, a front bay window and handsome marble fireplace with gas flame fire and gleaming granite hearth. French doors link it to the dining room creating great entertaining space.

An original fireplace with heavy oak surround and gas fire is the focal point of the elegant dining room with oak flooring, a side window and windows flanking double doors to a rear covered area with quarry-tiled flooring.

Next door, and also accessed from the hall, is the good-sized, L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room with tiled flooring, a rear window, side doors to the garden and a fully tiled shower room off.

Along with a breakfast bar it has smart oak units, a built-in gas hob, eye-level oven and grill, an integrated dishwasher and plumbing for a washing machine.

Two pretty stained-glass windows feature on a half landing to the stairs and two more striking windows light the main landing with a pair of identical windows gracing the modern family bathroom.

This has a white suite with a bath, separate shower cubicle and handbasin. A separate WC is situated next door.

Picture rail features in bright bedroom one with stylish decor and a front window. Bedrooms two and three both have a rear outlook and bedroom four is a single-sized, side-facing room.

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